London 2012 - Women’s steeplechase runners leap over a barrier and splash in the water jump. The event originated in the British Isles where runners raced from one town’s steeple to the other jumping fences and crossing streams enroute. The event debuted for women in the Olympics at Beijing in 2008.
London 2012 - Three Ethiopian runners finish in the top six in women’s 3000m steeplechase. Sofia Assefa earns the bronze medal and is joined in celebrating with Hiwot Ayalew (5th) and Etenesh Diro (6th).
London 2012 - Clarisse Cruz of Portugal and Spain’s Marta Dominguez are seen in action during the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
London 2012 - The women’s 3000m steeplechase debuted in the Olympics at the Beijing 2008 games. These women run to earn the second ever set of medals in this event.
London 2012 - Russia holds all of the gold medals ever awarded in the women's 3000m steeplechase. Here Yuliya Zaripova runs away from the group to win the event in its second Olympic appearance. Habiba Ghribi of Tunisia runs second, and Sofia Assefa of Ethiopia takes the bronze.